Query Letter #13
Your Name: Vincent Kale
Title: Blackwatch: Order and Chaos
Dear Ms. LaPolla,
Fifteen-year-old Lamarr Jeffers hopes his newfound ability to control time will be enough to imprison the creatures of Chaos before they destroy his world; too bad he’s the one that let them escape in the first place.
When he messes with a futuristic watch in his uncle’s pawn shop, Lamarr unknowingly stops time and crashes the Gate keeping the creatures at bay. Now free from their prison, scores of them pour through the opening into our world and overwhelm the Guardians put in place to protect it.
To replace the fallen Guardians, Lamarr and his best friend Tinka are recruited by the Blackwatch, a timeless society of warriors that fight the eternal struggle against creatures from the ash-covered jungles of Chaos. The new powers granted to Lamarr and Tinka can make the pair unstoppable, if they can put their egos aside and learn to work together.
Their mentors: an ass-kicking duo of time-traveling, sword-wielding bikers. Their allies: the warriors of the Blackwatch, chosen from history’s greatest champions of past, present and future. Their weapon: a scuffed-up wristwatch…
Now it’s up to Lamarr and Tinka to learn fast, train hard and stay alive. If they succeed in ridding their world of the creatures of Chaos, they will earn immortality in the ranks of the Blackwatch. If they fail, their world will be annihilated.
"Blackwatch: Order and Chaos" is a YA/Sci-Fi novel complete at approximately 60,000 words. And while the fate of our world rests heavily on Lamarr’s shoulders, Tinka is much more than just a capable sidekick. To paraphrase Lamarr, sometimes it seems like she should be the hero in this story!
Also, an outline for the second book in this series, "Blackwatch: The Verge Escapement," is available upon request.
Thank you for your consideration!